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Top row: Genesis Belanger (2004), Teresa Burga (MFA 1970, HON 2018). Bottom row: Diane Simpson (BFA 1971, MFA 1978), Jeffery Gibson (BFA 1995)

Four SAIC alums are featured in Artsy’s annual list of the 50 most influential contemporary artists, “Artsy Vanguard 2019: The Artists to Know Right Now." Artsy selected 50 out...

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The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is pleased to welcome new full-time faculty members who are joining the School. These faculty members represent a diverse range of practices,...

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Many SAIC community members are featured on Newcity's annual "Art 50" list of Chicago's visual vanguard of 2019. Lecturer in the Sculpture department Jordan Martins was chosen as "art...

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Still image from The Exotic is Never Home YouTube Video

The aim of this project is to understand the relationship between the act of collecting and conservation, the constitution of private and public natural history collections, and the importance...

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Judy Chicago (American, born 1939). The Dinner Party, 1974–79. Ceramic, porcelain, textile, 576 × 576 in. (1463 × 1463 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation, 2002.10. © Judy Chicago. (Photo: Donald Woodman)

Judy Chicago (HON 2018) was featured in the New York Times Style Magazine in the article "What Should an Artist Save?" about artists and their archives. " Archives possess an inherent...

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Quilt squares created by mothers and children of St. Anthony Mother's Healing Together as a tribute to their deceased children.They adorn tent walls of a canopy that Sonja Henderson created. Image courtesy of "Chicago Tribune"

SAIC's Sullivan Galleries current exhibition, Envisioning Justice, has been featured in multiple media outlets. Firstly, Chicago magazine included the exhibit on its list of "Best Things...

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Jacob Hashimoto's (BFA 1996) sculpture in Willis Tower lobby

Jacob Hashimoto's (BFA 1996) latest installation, In the Heart of this Infinite Particle of Galactic Dust, 2019, welcomes visitors to Chicago's Willis Tower, reports Curbed Chicago. The...

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SAIC's Design for Nonhuman Kinds: Toys for Elephants course taught by Assistant Professor Sara Black (Sculpture) and Adjunct Assistant Professor Pete Zerillo (Architecture, Interior...

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Whitney Biennial 2019

The Whitney Biennial 2019 opens this week on May 17 and runs through September 22. Curated by Rujeko Hockley and Jane Panetta, the foremost exhibition of contemporary American art, will feature...

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Adam Foster's 18-karat gold, aquamarine and moonstone cuff

Master jeweler and SAIC alum Adam Foster (BFA 2003) was recently featured in Forbes for his ultra-nuanced creations, which are appearing at Bergdorf Goodman in New York this May. In...

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Newcity Breakout Artists 2019

Newcity released its 2019 Breakout Artists list, and six of the eight artists included are SAIC alums. The artists who "represent the unbounded energy of art making in Chicago" are...

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Jeffrey Gibson artist

Jeffrey Gibson (BFA 1995) lives for color. In a recent article in Departures, the artist talked about the pleasure in producing work without necessarily being held to justifying it, "there...

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